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Started off great, but then when you become really good at what you do, they take advantage of you for their benefits.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Catering Coordinator
Current Employee - Catering Coordinator

I have been working at Panera Bread full-time for more than a year

Pros

Competitive pay, and company has an awesome reputation which makes you proud to say you work there. Very good company values, Teaches you ALOT about customer service and lifetime values and lessons.

Cons

They most often than not pick the worst people for management positions...makes no sense...

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    An awesome, fun, busy place.

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Saint Petersburg, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate in Saint Petersburg, FL (US)

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The pro's are, you usually have great customers. Return customers honestly care how your doing, and try their hardest to help you out. I loved the atmosphere at Panera, it's great. The music is soothing, and it has a homey feeling to it. I enjoy the fast paced environment, there is never a dull moment.

    Cons

    The downsides can be it gets really busy! It can be hectic especially on the weekends. Another con, is that when you close, it is typically late when you get home. I usually get home at 11:15, and I leave work around 11 pm. The work can be tough, and the only time you will sit, or be slow, is when you have your break. Trust me, if you hate moving, or running around, don't apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try and get first pay check issues straightened out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of wonderful people and a fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer  in  Springfield, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Trainer in Springfield, IL (US)

    I have been working at Panera Bread part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The food is amazing and we are constantly getting new products, the staff is friendly and like a family, the pay is good and you are eligible for a raise every year

    Cons

    you go home smelling like food and it is constant on your feet moving and working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GOOD WORK!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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